To the victor go the spoils, and Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. has earned a trophy case full of hardware during his career. The 5-11, 195-pound senior guided the Broncos to the Class 5A state title — the first football championship in school history — and he was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Scott piled up more impressive post-season honors as he was named the Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player for the second straight season. Scott accounted for 5,002 total yards and 61 touchdowns, completing 163 of 255 passes for 3,039 yards and 33 TDs with just five interceptions. Scott also ran for 1,963 yards on 220 carries with 28 TDs.
“Individual honors are great,” Scott said. “Winning the state title with my teammates was what I really wanted. It was something we worked for so hard. It’s hard to describe that feeling because you know there are no guarantees. I put in time during the offseason on everything. I knew I had to be better. We all did that.”
Zachary placed two other players, offensive lineman Kelton Hollins and receiver Douglas Coleman (1,482 receiving yards, 15 TDs), on the Class 5A All-State squad.
Scott also was named the Outstanding Offensive Player on the All-Metro Class 5A-4A team that featured four other Zachary players, including Coleman and Hollins. Also named All-Metro were running back Terry Sullivan and defensive back P.J. Cannon.
Roddy All-Metro, All-State
Northeast defensive lineman Leroy Roddy was selected to the All-Metro football team for classes 3A and below. It was the second selection for Roddy, who also was named to the Class 2A All-State squad. Roddy finished the season with 99 tackles, 17 stops for losses and 13 sacks.
Red Stick boxers in regionals
Six Red Stick Boxing Club boxers won their age group weight classes and advance to the Silver Gloves Regional Championships Jan. 14-16 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Coach Tafari Beard Sr. said his seven fighters had a good showing at the Louisiana State tournament in Lafayette on Dec. 19-20.
“The competition was tough, and we did better than I expected we’d do,” said Beard. “We went into this year as a learning year, and I wanted them to learn as much as possible. Have fun, and if you win, you win. If you lose, you lose. After it’s over you forget about it.”
Advancing to the regional round were Michael Anderson, 8-9 years old, 70-pound weight class; Tyrone Wilson Jr., 8-9 years old, 95 pounds; Tavorian Anderson, 10-11 years old, 80 pounds; Tafari Beard Jr., 10-11 years old, 85 pounds; Shannon Helaire Jr., 12-13 years old, 95 pounds and Treyvean Beard, 12-13 years old, 106 pounds.
The regional tournament will feature boxers from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and parts of Oklahoma and Tennessee. The winners at the regionals will advance to the Silver Gloves nationals in Independence, Missouri, in February. Treyvean Beard finished third at the nationals last year, while Tafari Beard Jr. qualified but was unable to compete because of school obligations.
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